Cultural Exploration

From traditional festivals to visits with the local people, our lodges facilitate a range of meaningful cultural experiences. Take the Kasbah du Toubkal in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, a center of Berber hospitality, where the local staff introduces guests to their culture through conversations over mint tea or even a trip to their family home. Immerse yourself in gaucho culture in a Patagonian ranching community, or set out with a guide to examine Australian Aboriginal art.

Aristi, Greece

Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas

Perched amid the rugged peaks of northern Greece and overlooking one of the world’s deepest gorges, the traditional stone-and-slate dwellings of the Aristi Mountain Resort harken back to a time when the Ottomans ruled the region.

Mayo, Ireland

Ashford Castle

Built by the Normans some 800 years ago and owned for nearly a century by the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is a medieval gem set amid the gorgeous countryside north of Galway.

Punta Gorda, Belize

Belcampo Lodge

Nestled in the lush hills of southern Belize’s rain forest not far from the Caribbean coast, Belcampo Lodge sets a gold standard for agritourism—and provides unparalleled access to Mayan culture and world-class fishing and birding.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

Bentwood Inn

With the Tetons rising on the horizon, the Snake River rushing past, and Jackson just a few miles down the road, the Bentwood Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast hewn from lodgepole pines that offers a quintessential Wyoming experience.

Western Cape, South Africa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat

Situated in the UNESCO-protected Cape Floral Region, this secluded wilderness retreat boasts some 18,000 acres of open plains—where Cape mountain zebras roam freely and more than 130 rock art sites tell the story of the San people’s ancient heritage.

Newfoundland, Canada

Fogo Island Inn

A stay at Fogo Island Inn is an invitation to experience a centuries-old island culture, from its fishing and foraging traditions to its robust heritage of art, crafts, and lilting music.

Fregate Island, The Seychelles

Fregate Island Private

On a private island in the Indian Ocean, gorgeous villas are tucked among seven idyllic beaches and lush forests that Aldabra tortoises, sea turtles, and all manner of tropical birdlife call home.

Sacred Valley of the Inca, Peru

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

From their perch on an emerald Andean slope, the colonial-style estate and casitas of Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba invite you to soak up the spirit of the Sacred Valley, a region still shrouded in the mysteries of the Inca.

Cusco, Peru

Inkaterra La Casona

An inconspicuous door in the heart of Cusco’s old town opens into a world of Spanish-colonial splendor at Inkaterra La Casona, an exquisite 16th-century manor house.

Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel is a haven of Andean charm tucked into the tropical forests just beneath the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua

Jicaro Island Lodge

Perched on one of the tiny isles known as “Las Isletas” in Central America’s largest freshwater lake, the tropical tree houses of Jicaro Island Lodge are your gateway to exploring volcanoes, colonial towns, cloud forests, and the tranquil rhythms of life on the lake.

Santorini, Greece

Kapari Natural Resort

From its perch high above Santoríni’s caldera, Kapari Natural Resort is a celebration of Greek culture and the timeless architecture of the Cyclades.

High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Kasbah Du Toubkal

On a hilltop high in the Atlas Mountains, Kasbah du Toubkal is a tribute to Berber culture and hospitality built upon the ruins of an ancient Kasbah.

The Northern Territory, Australia

Longitude 131˚

Longitude 131° rests in the curve of a sand dune within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park—a perfect launch point for discovering the sacred geography of the Australian outback.

British Columbia, Canada

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is the very definition of a secret hideaway, nestled into the old growth forests of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest.

Rubondo Island National Park, Tanzania

Rubondo Island Camp

Rubondo Island Camp offers a unique perspective on East African wildlife—terrestrial and aquatic—from its perch on the shores of Lake Victoria.

Sabi Sand Reserve, South Africa

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Within a private game reserve in one of South Africa’s most prolific wildlife areas, the four distinctive lodges of Sabi Sabi offer a phenomenal safari experience away from the crowds.

Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya

Sarara Camp

Nestled within 850,000 protected acres surrounding the Mathews Range, Sarara Camp invites guests to experience the pristine wilderness of northern Kenya and the age-old culture of the Samburu people.

Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

The Brando

An island paradise with white-sand beaches and a sparkling lagoon, The Brando is also anchored by the region’s important cultural heritage.

Western Montana Wilderness, United States

The Ranch at Rock Creek

Due south of Glacier National Park, in a secluded valley split by the sparkling waters of Rock Creek, the spirit of old Montana is alive and well.

Gobi, Mongolia

Three Camel Lodge

The Three Camel Lodge celebrates the traditions of Mongolia’s nomads while seeking to preserve its awe-inspiring surroundings.

Atacama Desert, Chile

Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa

Tierra Atacama is a sublime gateway to one of the most surreal places on the planet, where volcanoes and geysers meet vast salt flats and the local culture is vibrant and ancient.

Patagonia, Chile

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa

On the banks of Lake Sarmiento, looking out on Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra Patagonia celebrates its majestic surroundings, while offering a space where relaxation reigns.

Nosy Komba Island, Madagascar

Tsara Komba Beach & Forest Lodge

On Madagascar’s secluded Lemur Island, the stylish retreat of Tsara Komba Lodge blends into its tropical beachfront setting—but stands out when it comes to community and conservation initiatives.

Paro, Bhutan

Zhiwa Ling Hotel

Nestled in the hills outside Paro, Zhiwa Ling is an architectural gem that unites Bhutanese culture and heritage with 21st-century comforts.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Right on the rim of the Earth’s largest intact caldera, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is a crossroads of African architecture and old world elegance, perched high above one of the greatest wildlife habitats in the world.